Lately the Animas is looking very good and has yielded some decent Blue Winged Olive hatches and fish looking up. Look for this trend to continue until we get weather that brings us moisture or the runoff begins. At that point it will be Streamer time. With a foot or two of visibility, we should see some success with black buggers, dark streamer patterns and big nymphs. Look for those days following a cooling trend that results in a moderation of flows and somewhat clearing water. Remember the new Colorado License year starts April 1 and runs through March 31, 2012.
If you fish the San Juan remember that the new license year also starts April 1. Stop by here before you head to the San Juan and pick up your license, flies, tippet and anything else you might need for your day on the water. There have been good BWO hatches, so now is a great time to go. Due to the expected in-flows into Navajo reservoir look for flows on the San Juan to continue at 500cfs until we get a spring flush of 5000cfs starting in mid/late May. Of course, this could change so check in with us periodically for flow updates.
Glenn Tinnin, certified FFF Fly Casting Instructor and veteran guide, is holding the first of several fly fishing clinics on Saturday, April 23, from 10am to 3pm. Cost is $100 per person. These clinics are excellent for the beginner to intermediate fly fisher. They cover everything from choosing equipment to catching fish. There are spots available so come in and sign up. If unable to make this class, Glenn has clinics scheduled for May 21 (10-3) and June 11 (10-3).
New Sage, Simms, Fishpond and others product are coming in daily so stop in and check out the latest gear. Tight lines from the guys and gals at Duranglers.